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lipoic acid


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A sulphur-containing compound that can be readily interconverted to and from its reduced form, dihydrolipoic acid. Lipoic acid functions in carbohydrate metabolism as one of the coenzymes in the oxidative decarboxylation of pyruvate and other α-keto acids.

Subjects: Medicine and Health — Biological Sciences.


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